| September/October 1986

GEORGE L. McCOLLUM of La Moille, Illinois died April 14, 1986 after a short illness, at age 75.

Most of his life, he resided in the La Moille area; he worked for seven years at Hart-Carter in Mendota and as a self-employed carpenter.

He was one of the founding members of the Bureau Valley Antique Club. John Deere was his line he had a J.D. GP, cultivator and planter.

George restored tractors and helped Neil Drummer with his 1921 Port Huron steam engine at the Bureau Valley show and once at the Sycamore show.

Over the past four years he made wooden models of steam engines in great detail.

Survivors include his wife Edith, a daughter, Mrs. Merle (Hazel Mae) Rapp and son George L. of La Moille.